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Hawthorn Woods home

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  • This four-bedroom home in Hawthorn Woods sits on more than an acre.

      This four-bedroom home in Hawthorn Woods sits on more than an acre.

  • Stairs in the two-story foyer lead up to the second floor and a newly finished master suite.

      Stairs in the two-story foyer lead up to the second floor and a newly finished master suite.

  • The family room features a double-sided fireplace.

      The family room features a double-sided fireplace.

By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

Retreat to the woods and live among the flora and fauna in this lovely cedar home on more than an acre in Hawthorn Woods. Privacy abounds here with both neighbors and traffic seemingly far away.

The home's open floor plan features cathedral ceilings, skylights, a two-story foyer, an island kitchen with eating area, breakfast bar, three-season room, family room, living room, dining room, study and laundry room on the first floor. The second story features four bedrooms with abundant closet space, including a newly finished master suite. The basement is finished and perfect for watching sports or playing billiards.

This home is ideal for a large family or for someone who likes to entertain out-of-town guests. The kitchen opens up to the family room with a double-sided fireplace and adjoining sitting room. Most of the year, you can also comfortably relax in the three-season room, surrounded by a new deck.

Listing agent Margie Cipperoni of The TNT Team at Coldwell Banker Residential offers further details:

What surprises you most about this home?

"The entire home is a surprise. The attention to detail, the spacious rooms, the rural setting is only enhanced by the warm, family feeling you get when you walk through the door."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"Any family would love this home for its open floor plan and wooded setting. Children can play freely in the security of the backyard or at the playground across the street. Great schools and a great location also attract many families to this neighborhood."

If this house were the set for a television show, which one would it be?

" 'Parenthood' would be the show. It's my favorite! Christine and Adam have three kids to fill the rooms with activity. Whether entertaining in the large kitchen/family room area, sitting on the deck surrounded by nature or enjoying family game night in the basement, this home is the perfect choice."

What is the coolest thing about this neighborhood?

"The winding streets, acre-size lots, mature landscaping are a few of the amenities that draw you to this neighborhood. There are no fences allowed and no sidewalks. There are beautiful lakes throughout and the neighbors all take great pride in their homes. Close to schools, Deer Park and the town of Long Grove, so it's a perfect location."


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